We hope the information in
this "Self-Help Center" will
assist you in resolving any questions or issues you may have as you go forward through the judicial system.
You should be aware that when you come to court without a lawyer you take a risk. The court cannot act on your behalf. Sometimes even simple matters can have legal consequences that you are unaware of or do not understand, involving critical issues such as custody of your children, division of property, child support payments, landlord-tenant rights or settling a will.
It is important for you to know
that instead of going to court on your own or hiring a
lawyer full-time, you may be able to hire a lawyer to
help you with part of your legal case, which could save
time and money.
A lawyer can:
- Review court papers and give you advice
- Draft a motion or other papers
- Represent you at a court hearing
For more information, click on legal
The Self-Help Center should not be considered a substitute for legal advice. It contains basic information about court procedures, locations, forms and fees. You will also find helpful information about legal assistance. The Judicial Branch is not responsible for any error or omission on this website.